Media Advisory - The Geography of Innovation: 21st Century Cities

    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Cities are not only the dominant sites of
economic activity, they are the leading edge of innovation that will generate
the new ideas, new products and new industries that will drive our economy in
the future.
    Political, business and academic experts will discuss how cities
cultivate innovation and creativity at the 3rd CIBC Scholar-in-Residence
Lecture, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, Tuesday, May 19.

    Who:      John Honderich, Incoming Chair, Torstar Corporation, will
              introduce the subject and moderate the discussion.

              David A. Wolfe, Professor, Political Science, University of
              Toronto, and Co-Director, Program on Globalization and Regional
              Innovation Systems (PROGRIS), Munk Centre for International
              Studies, will deliver the Scholar-in-Residence Lecture.

              Response panelists include:

                 - Judith Wolfson, Vice-President of University Relations,
                   University of Toronto And Former Ontario Deputy Minister,
                   Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
                 - Carl Zehr, Mayor of Kitchener, Ontario since 1997
                 - David Pecaut, Senior Partner and Director, The Boston
                   Consulting Group, and Chair, Toronto City Alliance Summit

    When:     Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.

    Where:    The Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W, Toronto

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    The lecture is sponsored by CIBC and The Toronto Star.

    Media must register in advance.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221.,

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